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I Need to Keep Myself From Falling Into the "Depression Pit"

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    Never Ending Story

    my first marriage ended up in a divorce bcoz he was a gay.second marriage was also arranged and my husband turned out to be a criminal.now i have applied for dissolution of marriage and raising my two small kids.why i was chosen for this hardship,i still don't know but i have...
    samansaeed17 samansaeed17 26-30 1 Response Feb 2, 2011

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    Depression Pit

    Depression pit,Always appearing,Wrong place,Wrong time,How dare it?I can't afford it,To fall in again.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    DHS Case Closed

    Two months ago, by Husband reported his Daughter to the Dept. of Human Services. for neglect and abuse of Daughter's little girl.  Yesterday, the DHS Case Worker called my Husband and reported that he was closing the case.   After 4 unannounced visits, the...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 14 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    I Do What I Have to Do

    For over ten months, I was depression-free! The clouds broke and I was free from the pit, a month before I met a man here on EP, who became my best friend. Two months before I met him, I did the right thing for myself... I went into therapy and tried medication. It saved my life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Yet Again...

     yes I do need to keep myself from falling into my depression episodes. This time of the year from my birthday until the start of summer is probably one of the hardest parts to deal with. the day my brother passed away is in March. and then my sister passed away in April...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    I'm Starting To Break. I Can Feel It.

    I am thirty two In the past three years or less: I have had a second child with a spouse who did not want this new baby and was living with someone else during part of the pregnancy. I have lost my home to foreclosure. Separated from a drug...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    "i Never Understood The World"................

    I never understood the world i felt like everyone here ist to bare notolated with no where to go afraid depression and angery. I am a disappointment to all but even sadder myself. I hate the person i am i don't know what i am becoming or where to turn. I have so many barrieriers...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    Please, Pray For Us

    No, I am falling into the depression pit, but I am watching my husband fall.  I can't begin to explain and relate to my EP friends what all has happened.  But my husband has taken a stand against his autistic daughter, who has refused any Psychiatric or...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 7 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    Depression is a pit full of ****,

    maggots, and worms, It's always tragic and it's always long term. Unexpected and accepting no solutions, unless you have a noose, friends & family are confused. My mother cried when she discovered my intentions, but my mother died, so suicide is last wish. I'm all alone...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Not Just That....

    Its not just that I have to keep myself from falling into the "Depression pit" but for me, its more the "Suicidal pit" I can handle the depression, its the suicidal stage that I have to prevent myself from falling into. Depression will always be a part of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2009

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    Not Depressed...

    Maybe I need to stop being so realistic all of the time. I'm not depressed, just resentful and angry. I don't feel sorry for myself. I'm angry because I'm not a faker but can't make it in the world or get my needs met. I'm not going to cry about my life. I just have to accept...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Mar 30, 2011

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    I don't know how to start this,

    it has been awhile since I have been to EP to share myself and my heart.. So I guess I will just start and let things out I am sitting here feeling the grip of depression setting in. My heart is empty, lost shattered into a million pieces. I was always taught growing up that...
    SingleDad40 SingleDad40 41-45, M Jan 30

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    Keep Slipping

    I try hard to keep myself from falling back into that deep dark pit of depression but it's hard and I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle. I am an expert on the subject of depression. I've battled it my entire adult life. I've done it all drugs, therapy, self help, meditation...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    Facedown In The Pit

    I know the title is about staying out of the Pit, but oops -- I'm already there. Facedown in the mire, slowly choking in the mud and death. Been here a while, the view isn't changing & I'm losing the strength to keep my head up.
    EarleyDaysYet EarleyDaysYet 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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    I Dont Wanna Get Up

    there are days i just cant pull my a** out of bed.... i mean i get up long enough to feed my kids and i go back to bed i dont wanna look let alone clean my house.....
    EEYORE6 EEYORE6 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    I Do

    Its not just that I have to keep myself from falling into the "Depressionpit" but for me, its more the "Suicidal pit" I can handle thedepression, its the suicidal stage that I have to prevent myself from falling into. Depression will always be a part of my life, I know this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    I Still Have to Fight It Everyday In One Form Or Another

     The older I get the more used to it I get and have found many ways to help it, music, better foods, activities for my mind and body and the more I do the less it effects my life. Yet it never actually goes away.
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2009

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    I Am Trying to Stay Out of Depression

    I am trying to keep out of depression. I have it so bad . I put my self in nurse home. So I am trying to listen to up musica and walking every day 2or 3 time aday. And write when my thoughts change. And keep my self out of depression. I am doing better. lashanda
    lashanda lashanda 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    I'm Tired Tonight

    Tonight, I feel depressed.  Maybe it the holiday rush of activities coming to an end.  Maybe, it because this Memorial Day I remember, my parents are gone. Maybe it was because the only words my husband has said to me today, was been in responce to my questions...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 11 Responses May 25, 2009

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    No Action Yet

    Last week I wrote that my husband has taken a stand and has reported his Daughter to Dept. of Human Services for child neglect.  He was so distraught over what he had done, but he knew it was the right thing to do. It's a week later...And nothing has happened.  No...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Familiar Feelings Arise As The Old Year Ends

    I’m one of the many, many individuals who struggle with the post-Christmas and –New Year’s period.  This is not unfamiliar to me.  As someone who has coped with depression his whole life, the feelings of let-down and emptiness that accompany the long, dark days of January...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    My Life Is Caving In Around Me.

    My life has been horrible since I was 9 years old.   That's when Nanny died she was like my mother she lived with my family.My family never understood me or even like me.   I am now 40 and its just gotten worse.     my daughter Crystal was hit by a car in 1998 she was 10...
    valnbill valnbill 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Today I'll find out. If I lived up to their standard in the background check, and if I can start next week. I'm bracing myself for a fall into the abyss of dark depression. If this...
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    i don't feel myself lately, under so much of pressure trying to be perfect trying to please everyone i try my best but my best never seems to be good enough. i just want to be free...
    sixlives sixlives 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I've had depression all my life. Pretty much since the very young age of 9-10 yearsold. It's had its ups and downs. What I mean is, I was able to get it to a manageable level but...
    Machan94 Machan94 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    : Where were you, when everything was falling apart . 😔😔
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    Today I received a letter from my dad who has been incarcerated since April. This is the first letter he has sent me. I have not seen him due to circumstances in the family that...
    Aml4 Aml4 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Lost a tooth eating a scrawny burrito. Lol. Thought gums had covered it up. Waited to bleed. Tonight swelling vanished. And no tooth there. Just a minor...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 28

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    With each step, I could feel my lungs exploding. How many more miles? I don’t think I can hold this pace for the entire race. I can’t even run the whole race. As these thoughts...
    andreacrystal96 andreacrystal96 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I can see me killing myself one day. And it scares me.
    ClarissaAnn ClarissaAnn 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Had the haircut today. The haircut I had scheduled in order to be in tip-top shape for the job I won't be starting Monday. Waste of money - $65 for some split ends. I should have...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Bailing on friends because I just don't feel like socializing. I'm getting bored and sick of some friends. I don't want to meet new people. I don't want to fake smile and fake chit...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Dec 14

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    All that depression for nothing. Starting my new job next week. I overreacted, felt the burden of the last 19 months of rejections taking over and predicting the worst. I am...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    I'm kinda lost, I guess? Everyday on my way to home, I wonder if I can kill myself when I'm home. It gives me chills tho. I wish someone could stay alive with my heart, kidneys or...
    queeenbey queeenbey 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    Tell me a story of saving someone from dying from an illness. How to fix someone heart that has been broken? How do you survive? How do you breathe and not suffocate? You've seen...
    ohida ohida 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Right now i feel like this is it for me.... i hate my job an some of the persons i work with plus myself for being such a nice person to people who dish me dirt everyday. No one is...
    vernie12 vernie12 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    It's funny how my life is turning out. The higher you fly, the harder you fall. I thought the ground was the low. I didn't know I could manage to bury myself deep.
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 27

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    My sister is dying My parents are beyond depressed I'm lonely I'm a bad mother I need a reset button for my life I, we need a break. Ok so she has terminal cancer, just please...
    23point5 23point5 31-35, F Dec 13

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    I officially need someone who can just make me happy.....no drama no bullshit no fighting. Just laughing and messing around .....gawd I need a drink and a vacation
    xAquariusx xAquariusx 16-17, F Dec 7

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    Sometimes I wish I was more careful in the beginning because now I'm stuck here and I have nowhere to go. I know regretting is bad but right now I regret starting it...
    MasterTusi MasterTusi 18-21, F Dec 8

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    just had an armful of smack. about to drift off to the other side. still enormously depressed and self loathing. I wish this would end..
    nodkat nodkat 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Still waiting for green light to start the job next week. Anxiety is at all time high. And I was told it could be a few more days until they know if everything cleared. At this...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Did you know they can access medical info when running a background check? Including mental health records? I'm STILL awaiting the results so I can start the job I accepted on...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Dec 3

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    I am so anxious and stressed out, I have no idea how to control this awful feeling. What do I do? I mean, how do you all deal with feeling like there are a million butterflies in...
    JubeJube1231 JubeJube1231 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I have been married two years to my best friend of four years. recently I met someone who stole my heart in a way I never saw coming. I had already planned to leave my husband and...
    jennygirlnov1910 jennygirlnov1910 22-25, F Dec 8

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    "Suffering"? No, not really. Clinically depressed, but never feel it. It doesn't make sense. These stupid humans do know what the **** they are talking about.
    JezebelWhitman JezebelWhitman 16-17, F Dec 14

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    Life is so hard at times, so hard man... sometimes I wonder whether it's worth it, I' mean we try so hard and do we really make the difference, do we really leave a scratch in...
    Egidijus3 Egidijus3 18-21, M Dec 4